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Shane Victorino suffers another back injury

06.23.13 at 11:17 pm ET
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Shane Victorino left Sunday’s game for pinch-hitter Daniel Nava in the top of the eighth inning after he experienced back stiffness after running into a while while catching a foul ball in right off the bat of Torii Hunter in the bottom of the fourth. He grounded out softly to short in a subsequent plate appearance before getting lifted.

Manager John Farrell told reporters that Victorino, who missed eight games in late-April due to an injured lower back and endured a 17-game stretch on the DL for an array of core injuries, was suffering from “general soreness, general tightness. He caught the ball and ran into the wall. That’€™s why he couldn’€™t swing the bat in his final at-bat.”

Farrell said that Victorino will be examined on Monday. The 32-year-old is hitting .285/.342/.380.

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